BUDGET: New, increased taxes
Publish Date: Jun 12, 2014
BUDGET: New, increased taxes
Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka. PHOTO/Enock Kakande
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Presumptive tax threshold increased from 1% to 3% to raise revenue. This measure is expected to generate sh8 billion.

Introduced a 15% tax on winnings on sports and pool betting and designate gambling houses as agents to withhold the tax. This measure is expected to generate sh8b.

Terminated exemption on interest income on agricultural loans. The measure is expected to generate sh25.1b.

Introduced capital gains tax on the sale of commercial property to generate sh52b.

Terminated exemption on income derived from educational institutions expected to generate sh15b.

Terminated exemptions on the following supply with effect from 1st July 2014:-
i.    Supply of New Computers, Desktop Printers, Computer Parts & Accessories and Computer Software Licenses;
ii.    Supply of hotel accommodation in tourist lodges and hotels outside Kampala District;
iii.    Supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas;
iv.    Supply of Feeds for Poultry and Livestock
v.    Supply of Agriculture and Diary Machinery
vi.    Supply of Packaging Materials to the Diary and Milling Industries  
vii.    Supply of Salt
viii.    Supply of Insurance Services except medical and life
ix.    Supply of Specialized Vehicles, Plant and Machinery services and civil works related to roads and bridges construction, agriculture, water, education and health.

The above measures are projected to generate sh215b and the details are contained in the VAT (Amendment Bill) 2014.

Termination of the exemptions VAT zero-rated supplies with effect from 1st July 2014:-

i.    Supply of Printing Services for Educational Materials
ii.    Supply of cereals, grown, milled or produced in Uganda
iii.    Supply of processed milk and milk products
iv.    Supply of Machinery and Tools for Agriculture
v.    Supply of Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides and Hoes

The measures are projected to yield sh30.4b and the details are contained in the VAT (Amendment Bill) 2014.
Increased excise duty on petrol and diesel by sh50 to increase revenue collections. The measure is expected to raise about sh60b.

Reinstated excise duty on kerosene at sh200 per litre to raise revenue. This measure is expected to generate about sh15b.
Increased excise duty on sugar from sh25 to sh50. This measure is expected to generate about sh7b.

Introduced a 10% excise duty on mobile money transfer services. This measure is expected to generate about sh16b.
Introduced excise duty of 10 percent on bank charges and money transfer fees to generate revenue. This policy will yield sh22b.


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